Graphic Organizers make field trips more engaging for students
Check out these models from the Chicago History Museum, and Chicago Metro History Fair Staff and Teachers:
- Taking a Stand in History, Museum Activity Sheet lets you choose a section in the CHM exhibitions you think best relates to the theme, Taking a Stand in History. Look closely at the artifacts, documents, and photographs in the section. Use the organizer to analyze the topic and then answer the questions on the next page.
- Analyzing a History Museum Exhibit What makes a CHM display successful? Students select a section that really interests them and analyze it to determine what makes an exhibit powerful for the public.
Organize a Field Trip to the Chicago History Museum
Facing Freedom Exhibit and Website Inspires Students
This corresponding website helps students work though historical analysis.
Introduce Students to Chicago History through Historical Fiction
History Fair Students May Use the Research Center
CHM's "Chicago Daily News" Photos on Explore Chicago Collections
CHM History Fair Bibliographies
Get Ideas for Topics, Jump Start Your Research
Chicago History Museum has bibliographies of many History Fair topics. Both secondary and primary sources may be found. Consider a bibliography the very useful "tip of the iceberg," in terms of available sources.
(Update: CHM has a new website, and this page is still under construction. Please check back later. Students may try the Internet Archives' "Wayback Machine" in the meantime.)